Swan Derby in Lakeland Florida - A Free Community Event & Entertainment!
Dust off your hats, bring your family and c'mon down to Lake Mirror this Friday April 24, 2009 for the annual Lakeland Derby.
With this added excitement just one week prior to the Kentucky Derby, you are going to have a blast watching the "Maiden Handicap Race" at 5:00 p.m., followed by the... oh, you can't miss the magnificent show of the "Derby Hat Contest" at 5:30 p.m., "Running of the Ducks" at 5:45 p.m., the "Parade to the Post" at 6:00 p.m., and last but not least "The Lakeland Derby", a race of ten beautifully hand-crafted swan paddle boats racing for the prestigious winner's trophy - What a memorable race to the finish line it was last year. All I can say - we had a blast!
Wait...that's not all - Live Entertainment by the "Millhopper" at 7:30 p.m., children activities, barbeque, fish and dessert. A spectacular Fireworks show around 9:15 p.m. will conclude this free community event in Lakeland, Florida.
All proceeds will go to the Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, a clinic that provides free medical care to the working uninsured of Polk County.